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    We just got home and I’ve found Snickers in a bad way. She has apparently had break through seizure(s?) as evidenced by her scrape over her left eye and swelling on the left side of her head and face . She is quiet but alert; but not herself at all. I tried to get her to eat but she just wants to get in her nest and sleep. I saw the discussions about Meloxicam and a dose of 1.0 mg/kg; she weighs approx. 500 g , so if this is he correct dose she would take 0.3 ml of a 1.5 mg/ml solution. Does this sound correct ? Or if there is still some differences in references , should I be safe and go with a more conservative dose?? I know she is in pain,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snicker Bar View Post
    We just got home and Iíve found Snickers in a bad way. She has apparently had break through seizure(s?) as evidenced by her scrape over her left eye and swelling on the left side of her head and face . She is quiet but alert; but not herself at all. I tried to get her to eat but she just wants to get in her nest and sleep. I saw the discussions about Meloxicam and a dose of 1.0 mg/kg; she weighs approx. 500 g , so if this is he correct dose she would take 0.3 ml of a 1.5 mg/ml solution. Does this sound correct ? Or if there is still some differences in references , should I be safe and go with a more conservative dose?? I know she is in pain,
    Wild Mammal Babies P.219
    Meloxicam
    Strength 1.5 mg/ml
    Dosage 0.1 mg/kg
    Chart dosages are calculated at 0.2 mg/kg
    According to chart:
    Weight 500 grams - loading dose 0.10 ml
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    I know itís so late ; I so appreciate your quick response! Dosing my girl now, thank you

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    Default Re: Verify Meloxicam dose please

    Just remember that the new edition of wmb has 1mg/KG and I verified it with irene ruth.
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    My vet suggests dosing at .5mg/kg...gives you wiggle room if needed.
    It's very hard on the kidneys so being conservative is probably a good thing.

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    My 7 month old is very bad shape. He was wild but came back w MBD. I have calcium carbonate but have no idea what to give him. Please help!í

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    Default Re: Verify Meloxicam dose please

    Laurie, Start a new thread in the emergency section so more eyes will see it. We will help.

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    Thanks for these dosage ranges; I went with the lower dosage and she is still addled, but the swelling seems to be down.

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